“It ain’t no more about commercial fishermen, it’s about becoming an oil company man,” says a local fisherman with Spanish roots who is feeling the impact of the BP oil spill and the clean-up effort.
On a visit to Louisiana, U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis said the federal government plans to protect workers’ rights during the oil spill cleanup – regardless of their immigration status.
10 years ago, Feet in Two Worlds contributor Annie Correal was living in the United States when her father was kidnapped in Columbia by the FARC guerrillas. Her story just aired on This American Life.
Federal immigration officials have been visiting command centers on the Gulf Coast to check the immigration status of Hispanic response workers hired by BP and its contractors.
Green doorways are the only signs of a weight-loss business that’s quietly thriving around the country, and sustained largely by the Hispanic community.
There had been concern that a predominantly white jury might free 19-year old Jeffrey Conroy in the hate crime that took the life of Ecuadorian immigrant Marcelo Lucero.
The Census Bureau printed instructional materials in some 60 languages this year, but Mixotec, Mayan, Zapotec or any other indigenous Mexican language were not among them.
A poll of nearly 1000 people found that that Spanish-speaking immigrants are more likely than U.S.-born Hispanics to mail back their census forms.
After low participation in the 2000 Census, one Brooklyn neighborhood struggles to provide its predominantly Hispanic residents with basic services. Also: Reporter Annie Correal on The Brian Lehrer Show.
Amid talk of statistics and maps of hard-to-count neighborhoods, guests on WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show find time to show a little humor.